The engine has over 200,000 miles on it. I plan to do a complete rebuild with all new bearings, gaskets, seals and whatever else needs to be fixed. That's when I will have my questions for the forum. I have been reading through the posts on engine and drivetrain.
There is an old adage about British engines that if there is no oil under it there is no oil in it. 3tc's don't have that reputation. In fact I think that the 2tc and 3tc are some of the most reliable engines that toyota ever made. The original 1.1L engine that came in my midget barely made 50 hp on a good day. Performance with the oem engine is underwhelming to say the least. Because I plan to change the cam and with headers I hope to have around 90 hp in my 3tc. Besides the engine the other main problem area in a midget is the rear axle. Due to what I will call a design flaw the rear axle haft shafts tend to break. Especially when you get much over 100 hp. There is a relatively easy fix if you have a lathe which I have. Or you can buy race axle haft shafts. Expensive but still cheaper than swapping in a stronger rear axle.
Midgets do have great handling. If the driver is up to the task not many cars can keep up with a midget on a windy, curvey road. It's like driving a big go kart.
Thanks for welcoming me to the forum.